A BOLD VOICE. A PROVEN LEADER.

In 2022, I was elected to serve Indiana State Senate District 46. I am proud to represent the voices of the diverse population that calls the heart of Indianapolis home. District 46 includes downtown Indianapolis, Irvington, Fountain Square, Garfield Park, Warren Park, Central State and parts of Center, Wayne, Warren and Perry townships. 

For nearly two decades I served families in our public schools as a teacher and principal. As an extension of that commitment to our community, I ran for public office. I am committed to collaborating to make sure that our community is strong, to make sure that we do the best we can, together.

It is an honor to work alongside you, Indianapolis.

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A DYNAMIC DISTRICT NEEDS A DYNAMIC STATE SENATOR

Indianapolis is my city.

And as someone who knows this city, someone who has served this community as a public school teacher leading our children and supporting families, I am committed to the future of the people of Indianapolis.

District 46 is the economic and cultural hub of our city. It includes creative entrepreneurs and long-standing local businesses, vibrant neighborhoods and corporate headquarters, community-centered nonprofits, and public schools. I aim to champion a better quality of life by listening to and working alongside the diverse and vibrant people, businesses, and neighborhoods that make up District 46. 

As a public school principal, I led a staff of 50 employees and oversaw a $4M budget. I know first-hand the importance of a reliable job, access to transportation, strong neighborhoods with thriving businesses, and education at the center of communities.

I am a proud Democrat, a teacher, a community leader, a mother, a wife, a public school educator, an adopted daughter, a fighter, and an advocate.

I am a proven leader with a bold voice. And I am proud to represent you.

 

KEY DATES
  • MAY 7: PRIMARY ELECTION DAY
  • NOV 5: GENERAL ELECTION DAY

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MEET ANDREA HUNLEY
MEET ANDREA HUNLEY

I am a proud Democrat, a community leader, a mother, a teacher, a wife, an IPS principal, an adopted daughter, a fighter, and an advocate.

More About Andrea
Issues
  • THRIVING & SUPPORTED PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • INCREASED MINIMUM WAGE
  • WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT & APPRENTICESHIPS
  • STRONG NEIGHBORHOODS & AFFORDABLE HOUSING
  • ACCESS TO FULLY FUNDED TRANSIT
I believe education and a joy for learning are at the center of connected, strong communities. As a former teacher and public school principal, I know how critical quality education is to children, families, and neighborhoods. Every child deserves a seat at a high-quality school - one where outcomes cannot be predicted by race or zip code, where teachers reflect the student body, and where connections are made to meet the full needs of each family.
Relevant Experience

From my first teaching position in MSD Wayne Township in 2006, families across District 46 have trusted me with their children.

I loved teaching English in one of the largest high schools in the state of Indiana. I went on to serve for 10 years as principal of an award-winning K-8 Indianapolis Public School. As a life-long Hoosier, I am a proud Indiana University alum. I earned a Master’s Degree in Language Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from Indiana University. I hold a K-12 School Administrator license, license to teach middle and high school English, and a license to teach English as a New Language.

I know education, education policy, and the way these policies not only impact schools, but also impact communities. Help make sure educators have a seat at the table during decision-making.

PLAN FOR THE STATEHOUSE

I serve on the Senate Education and Career Development Committee. I support legislation that has a direct positive impact on economic and workforce development for our city and state. I champion expanding high quality Pre-K access. I advocate for funding apprenticeships programs to spur economic growth and the diversification of our current trades workforce. 

My vision for K-12 education is that all students will be prepared to dream big and that their outcomes cannot be predicted by race or zip code. To do this, we must ensure that we expand access to arts, science, and technology programming. And, that this programming is embedded into the school day and not seen as an extra for a select few. In order to cultivate the next Mari Evans, Major Taylor, and Wes Montgomery, we have to fully fund schools so this type of inspiration is possible.

We need a living minimum wage in Indiana. I am a proud champions in the Statehouse fighting to invest in our citizens, each other, and the health of our state.
Relevant Experience

As a building principal, I supervised a staff of 50 employees and oversaw a $4M budget. I know first-hand the challenges employers are having staffing key positions and roles, and doing so with budget constraints. I also know the challenges hard-working employees face when they don’t make a living wage.

PLAN FOR THE STATEHOUSE

I am a proud champion at the Statehouse who understand the economic and emotional impact of low wages. I advocate for legislation that will balance increasing the minimum wage with the impact a significant increase would have on small businesses. We need a living wage in Indiana.

 

We need to expand and support apprenticeship programs to increase our workforce development. We have the opportunity to attract and include a more diverse workforce in our trade unions.
Relevant Experience

My background in workforce development and post-secondary readiness go hand-in-hand with economic development. Here in Indiana, we strive to be a leader in bioscience, but demand is outpacing our trained workforce. Every sector is facing these challenges. We can’t train HVAC specialists and plumbers fast enough. And I know too well the challenges of our current teacher shortage.

In Fall 2023, I had the opportunity to join a delegation of state and local stakeholders on a trip to Switzerland to study their apprenticeship model. Now, I am a member of the team of government, business, education, and philanthropic leaders working to expand Indiana’s own apprenticeship model.

PLAN FOR THE STATEHOUSE

I serve on the Education and Career Development Committee. I support legislation that has a direct positive impact on economic and workforce development for our city and state. I emphasize the connection between expanding high quality Pre-K access and workforce expansion. I champion funding post-secondary apprenticeships programs to spur economic growth and the diversification of our current trades workforce.  

 

District 46 is made up of rich neighborhoods, and it is important that our communities remain strong and shift in ways that are supported by the residents who make them vibrant. We must promote inclusive growth and champion income diversity in our neighborhoods. We must ensure that housing is affordable. We must make small businesses viable and increase safe places to walk, roll, play, and connect.
Relevant Experience

We must all work together to champion economically and racially diverse neighborhoods. We do not need failed “rehabilitation” projects in our city where long-standing neighbors are displaced under the auspices of urban development.

PLAN FOR THE STATEHOUSE

All neighborhoods deserve well-lit streets with sidewalks and roadways that are intentionally designed to promote safety and connection. As a member of the Tax and Fiscal Policy committee, I work to ensure that infrastructure dollars are equitably distributed so that our highest-need neighborhoods are not continually left behind. We must promote inclusive growth and champion income diversity in our neighborhoods. We must make small businesses viable and increase safe places to walk, roll, play, and connect. I champion legislation that supports these tenets, and proven strategies like community land trusts that ensure residents are at the table to manage how their communities grow.

Our state has made great strides in providing better access to transportation for residents and visitors. District 46 will benefit from both the Purple and Blue Line Rapid Transit projects moving forward, and it is critical these projects be fully supported. Access to reliable, safe, and upgraded transit creates more opportunities for connection, jobs, education, healthcare, and entertainment.
Relevant Experience

While my kids were in elementary school, my family and I lived steps from the Downtown Transit Center. We could easily go to Garfield Park to the Farmers’ Market or to Broad Ripple for lunch. My kids knew the names and faces of several of the drivers, and they loved chatting with other regular riders. Now, we live a few blocks from a bus stop, with transit that comes less frequently.

My husband and I share a car, and we are privileged to live close enough to walk to work and school. Yet, I miss the ease with which we could ride on a bus near a Rapid Transit route.

PLAN FOR THE STATEHOUSE

Local issues, like transit funding and expansion, should remain local issues and should not be legislated at the Statehouse. The Purple Line east to Lawrence and the Blue Line west to the airport need to be fully supported. As the economic and entertainment core of Indiana, all Hoosiers will benefit from a Capital City with robust public transit.

DISTRICT 46

District 46 features diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. You will often see our family biking to our favorite cafes, restaurants, and shops across the district. You can use the map to check out a (non-exhaustive) list of some of the neighborhoods in District 46.

Find out if you are in District 46

    • Holy Cross
    • Bean Creek
    • Stringtown
    • Twin Aire
    • RANSOM PLACE
    • ST. JOSEPH
    • MILE SQUARE
    • MARKET EAST
    • FLETCHER PLACE
    • OLD SOUTHSIDE
    • HAWTHORNE
    • FOUNTAIN SQUARE
    • GARFIELD PARK
    • CHRISTIAN PARK
    • IRVINGTON
    • LITTLE FLOWER
    • EASTGATE
    • NORWOOD
    • EMERSON HEIGHTS
    • IUPUI
    • RENAISSANCE PLACE
    • CHATHAM-ARCH
    • LOCKERBIE
    • COTTAGE HOME
    • WOODRUFF PLACE
    • BATES-HENDRICKS
    • OLD NORTHSIDE
    • North Square
    • West Indy
    Community Voices
    I'm supporting Andrea Hunley for State Senate because she brings real world insight, empathy and strategies for meaningful change to the race and public office. Andrea is the definition of a true public servant.
    I trust Andrea to be the voice of the people and create change that will positively impact our community for years to come.
    Andrea is a proven leader who will bring passion and dedication to Indiana State Senate District 46.
    Andrea is a person with class, compassion, intelligence and an incredible work ethic. She will lead and listen.
    I trust and believe in Andrea Hunley and know she will be a positive force in local politics.
    Natalie Clayton
    Natalie Clayton
    Co-Founder + Broker, Maywright Property Co
    Victoria Beaty
    Victoria Beaty
    Executive Director, Growing Places Indy
    Kevin Osburn
    Kevin Osburn
    Landscape Architect / Urban Designer
    Mary Stumpp
    Mary Stumpp
    Tracy Robertson
    Tracy Robertson
    Owner, Mass Ave Pub
    Bold Voice. Proven Leader.